Bouquet of flowers
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left
Dimensions: 55 x 46.5cm
With frame: 62 x 53 cm
Price: 3500 euros
With this bouquet of field flowers in soft pastel colors, Paul Thomas, the specialist of interior scenes, delivers here a work full of charm.
The painter enriches his still life with delicate work on the motifs.
The flowers are superimposed on the pastoral-inspired designs of the toile de jouy, created by renowned painters of the 18th century.
The iconic and timeless toile de jouy, used as a background, reflects across the world French good taste and still inspires the world of fashion and decoration today.
The harmony of colors is fresh and graceful.
Paul Thomas is a painter of interiors, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, pastellist and sculptor. He was a pupil of Jules Lefebvre and Gustave Boulanger. He appeared at the Salon and became a member of the French Artists from 1885. He will be rewarded there many times.
In 1885, he won the second Grand Prix de Rome and a silver medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1900.
In 1887, he married Marie Madeleine Baschet, the couple lived at n°6 Rue de l’Abbaye.
He was promoted to Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1906.
He died at his home at the age of 81.
- Paris, Musee d’Orsay.
- Amiens, Museum of Fine Arts of Saint-Denis.
- Reims, Museum of Fine Arts.
- Boston, Museum of Fine Arts.